actors australia

by hadigh378 | created - 27 Feb 2014 | updated - 02 Feb 2017 | Public

1. Julian McMahon

Actor | Fantastic Four

Julian Dana William McMahon was born in Sydney, Australia, the second of three children of Lady Sonia McMahon (née Sonia Rachel Hopkins) and Sir Billy McMahon, the longest continuously serving government minister in Australian history, serving over 21 years as a government minister before serving ...

2. Richard Roxburgh

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

Richard Roxburgh was born on January 23, 1962 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia. He is an actor and writer, known for Moulin Rouge! (2001), Van Helsing (2004) and Rake (2010). He has been married to Silvia Colloca since September 25, 2004. They have three children.

3. Rod Taylor

Actor | Inglourious Basterds

Suave and handsome Australian actor who came to Hollywood in the 1950s, and built himself up from a supporting actor into taking the lead in several well-remembered movies. Arguably his most fondly remembered role was that as George (Herbert George Wells), the inventor, in George Pal's spectacular ...

4. David Wenham

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

David Wenham was born on September 21, 1965 in Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is an actor and producer, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and 300 (2006).

5. Jonathan Hyde

Actor | Titanic

Jonathan Hyde was born on May 21, 1948 in Brisbane, Australia. He is an actor, known for Titanic (1997), Anaconda (1997) and Jumanji (1995). He is married to Isobel Buchanan. They have two children.

6. Tristan Rogers

Actor | The Rescuers Down Under

Tristan Rogers was born on June 3, 1946 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is an actor and writer, known for The Rescuers Down Under (1990), General Hospital (1963) and The Bay (2010). He has been married to Teresa Parkerson since May 21, 1995. They have two children. He was previously married ...

7. Christopher Egan

Actor | Letters to Juliet

A native of Sydney, Australia, Christopher Egan attended high school at Sydney's McDonald College School of Performing Art and honed his skills at the Sydney Festival Dance School, where he trained in singing, dancing and acting with Kick Performance Group. His performances in "Les Miserables" and ...

8. Anthony LaPaglia

Actor | Without a Trace

Anthony LaPaglia was born on January 31, 1959 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. He is an actor and producer, known for Without a Trace (2002), Lantana (2001) and So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993). He was previously married to Gia Carides.

9. Ryan Kwanten

Actor | True Blood

An Australian actor, Ryan Kwanten was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. He appeared on several TV shows Down Under, including a five year stint on the popular series Home and Away. After graduating from business school at the University of Sydney, he came to Los Angeles for what was supposed to...

10. Joel Edgerton

Actor | The Gift

Joel Edgerton was born on June 23, 1974 in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia, to Marianne and Michael Edgerton, who is a solicitor and property developer. His brother is filmmaker Nash Edgerton. He went to Hills Grammar School in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, and after leaving, he attended ...

11. Jai Courtney

Actor | Terminator Genisys

Jai Courtney was born on March 15, 1986 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Jai Stephen Courtney. He is an actor, known for Terminator Genisys (2015), Suicide Squad (2016) and Divergent (2014).

12. Liam Hemsworth

Actor | The Hunger Games

Liam Hemsworth was born on January 13, 1990, in Melbourne, Australia, and is the younger brother of actors Chris Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. He is the son of Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal ...

13. Kodi Smit-McPhee

Actor | Let Me In

Kodi was born on June 13, 1996 in Adelaide, Australia, to Sonja Smit and Andy McPhee, who is an actor and professional wrestler. His sister is actress Sianoa Smit-McPhee.

In 2014, Kodi starred in Twentieth Century Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opposite Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, ...

14. Rhys Wakefield

Actor | The Purge

Rhys Wakefield is an Australian actor who first started out as a regular on the Australian TV series Home and Away where he starred in 363 episodes.

In 2008 he was nominated for Best Actor in a Feature Film by the Australian Film Institute and the Australian Film Critics Circle for his role in The ...

15. Neil Fanning

Actor | Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

Neil Fanning was born on April 12, 1967 in Queensland, Australia. He is known for his work on Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), Daybreakers (2009) and Scooby-Doo (2002).

16. Barry Otto

Actor | Strictly Ballroom

Barry Otto was born in 1941 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He is an actor, known for Strictly Ballroom (1992), Australia (2008) and The Punisher (1989).

17. Geoffrey Rush

Actor | The King's Speech

Geoffrey Roy Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, to Merle (Bischof), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force. His mother was of German descent and his father had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. ...

18. Rupert Murdoch

Gallipoli

Rupert Murdoch was born on March 11, 1931 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Rupert Keith Murdoch. He is an executive and actor. He has been married to Jerry Hall since March 4, 2016. He was previously married to Wendi Murdoch, Anna Murdoch and Patricia Booker.

19. Bill Hunter

Actor | Gallipoli

Bill Hunter was one of Australia's acting legends, having worked with almost every notable Australian director and actor of the last thirty years - evidence of his genuine popularity among the public and acting fraternity alike.

He started out in Australian television in the '60s (a hotbed of well ...

20. Wayne Pygram

Actor | Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Wayne Pygram was born on October 13, 1959 in Cootamundra, Australia. He is an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), Farscape (1999) and Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004).

21. Rohan Nichol

Actor | Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Rohan Nichol was born on July 4, 1976 in Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia. He is an actor and composer, known for Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), Red Dog (2011) and Fool's Gold (2008).

22. Goran D. Kleut

Actor | Hacksaw Ridge

Goran D. Kleut was born on November 4, 1975 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is an actor and editor, known for Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Gods of Egypt (2016) and Alien: Covenant (2017).

23. Josh Helman

Actor | Mad Max: Fury Road

Josh Helman was born on February 22, 1986 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. He is an actor and director, known for Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and Jack Reacher (2012).

24. Nathan Jones

Actor | Mad Max: Fury Road

Nathan Jones rose upon the world strongman scene in 1995 and showed promise to become perhaps the top competitor in the world. At 6' 11" and 360 lbs., the giant Australian known as Megaman was an imposing sight and used his great size and strength to place high in the World Musclepower ...

25. John Howard

Actor | Mad Max: Fury Road

Has a sister, Jan. Grew up in Warrawee, NSW Australia and went to Knox Grammar School. Dropped out of medicine and law at university. Graduated in 1978 from NIDA with Penny Cook, Robert Grubb. Played leading roles from 1981 to 2012 in various plays. Won a Critics Circle award in 1992 for "The ...

26. Rhett Giles

Actor | King of the Lost World

Rhett Giles was born on August 27, 1973 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. He is an actor and producer, known for King of the Lost World (2005), Way of the Vampire (2005) and Frankenstein Reborn (2005).

27. Simon Baker

Actor | The Mentalist

Simon Baker was first recognized in 1992, when he received Australia's prestigious Logie award for Most Popular New Talent. Upon relocating to Los Angeles with his family, Baker was immediately cast in the Academy Award winning film L.A. Confidential (1997).

28. Eric Bana

Actor | Munich

Eric Bana was born Eric Banadinovic on August 9, 1968, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is the younger of two brothers. His father, named Ivan Banadinovic, came from Zagreb, Croatia, and worked as a manager for Caterpillar Inc. His mother, named Eleanor Banadinovic, came from a German family ...

29. Jai Courtney

Actor | Terminator Genisys

Jai Courtney was born on March 15, 1986 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Jai Stephen Courtney. He is an actor, known for Terminator Genisys (2015), Suicide Squad (2016) and Divergent (2014).

30. John Noble

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Artistic Director of Stage Company of South Australia 1977 - 87. Head of Drama, Brent St. School of Arts (Sydney) 1997-00. Directed over 80 plays, including 'Sons of Cain' on London's West End (1986). Freelance actor. Semi-regular in TV series 'All Saints'. Voice and acting teacher.

31. Heath Ledger

Actor | Brokeback Mountain

When hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. His work comprised ...

32. Damian Walshe-Howling

Actor | The Reef

Damian Walshe-Howling was born on January 22, 1971 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is an actor and director, known for The Reef (2010), Suspended (2012) and Underbelly (2008).

33. Keir O'Donnell

Actor | When in Rome

O'Donnell was born on 8 November 1978, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia to an Australian father of Irish descent and an English mother. He grew up in the suburb of St. Ives, outside of Sydney. When he was eight years old he and his family moved to Harvard, Massachusetts, United States. He has ...

34. Brenton Thwaites

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Brenton Thwaites is an Australian actor. He played Luke Gallagher on the Fox8 teen drama series SLiDE (2011) and Stu Henderson on the Australian soap opera hit Home and Away (1988). His films include Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012), Oculus (2013), Maleficent (2014), and The Giver (2014). He ...

35. James McFay

The Hitman's Bodyguard

James McFay was born on March 15, 1985 in Sydney, Australia. He is an actor and writer, known for The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017), Tiger (2009) and Adoration (2013).

36. Jack Thompson

Actor | 'Breaker' Morant

Australian actor Jack Thompson was born John Hadley Payne on August 31, 1940 in Manly, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney. Outside of Oz, he is best known for his appearances in The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978), Breaker Morant (1980), The Man from Snowy River (1982), Midnight in the Garden of...

37. Bob Morley

Actor | The 100

Bob Morley was born on December 20, 1984 in Kyneton, Victoria, Australia as Robert Morley. He is an actor, known for The 100 (2014), Road Kill (2010) and Home and Away (1988).



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